"Electronic Alcohol Screening Intervention (EASI)”, Brian McCabe, PhD, PI

The project addresses the lack of implementation of evidence-based alcohol screening interventions in primary care practice and the prevalence of risky drinking in college students.

The intervention will be delivered to students using the existing electronic health record (EHR) system at the University of Miami Student Health Center. EASI has three components: universal alcohol screening, feedback, and three levels of intervention determined by reported alcohol use risk. EASI will be compared to standard care. This study will have a mixed-methods analysis approach. Qualitative data will be collected in individual interviews with providers immediately following the pilot intervention. Quantitative data will be collected with a brief alcohol measure before the health center visit, and other measures emailed to students at 3-, 6-, and 12-months after the visit.